Rhythm pattern P102 features combinations of quarter notes and quarter rests in 2/4 time. There are two beats in each measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat. This pattern is four measures long, and it is repeated four times in the video. You can buy Time Lines Book 1 and see all of the rhythm exercises, patterns, and melodies.
You will hear a voice count two measures (“1-2-1-2”) after which you will start playing the pattern. Listen carefully to the count-off to enter at the right time. The metronome will sound on every beat for the entire example.
This pattern is played at 70 BPM (beats per minute) on the pitch concert C. In the third time through the pattern, the example sound will stop playing, but you should keep playing during that time so you can hear yourself clearly with the metronome. The example will play again during the fourth time through the pattern. If you would like to practice this exercise at a slower or faster tempo, visit the metronome section of Music All the Time.